This Christmas I had a goal to incorporate some handmade gifts into my gift giving, but I was a little stumped on what to do. I was walking around JoAnn’s one day and discovered a section full of blank wood items SCREAMING for me to personalize. So that’s just what I did.
Sadly, I was sick with an upper respiratory infection when I made these, so I did not take pictures as I went along, but they weren’t hard and can mainly be used as inspiration for you if you ever need a grandma and grandpa present idea.
What you need:
Wooden board and/or picture frame from JoAnn’s or Hobby Lobby
Acrylic paint in colors of your choice
Stencil (I made my stencil with my Silhouette using vinyl)
Start by staining your wood. I used a dark stain I already had on hand from a project earlier this year.
Once the stain has dried use your stencil to paint on whatever suits you best and then if you want to incorporate your child’s hand print on there to personalize it add it at the end…carefully!!
Hope this inspires you a bit to try handmade items for your family for birthday’s or valentine’s day coming up. My parents really enjoyed them and my Dad has always liked that saying, so now it can serve as a constant reminder to him.
What items have you made your families for Christmas?